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M*Modal Announces Strategic Alliance With 3M Health Information Systems

M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions, recently announced an agreement with 3M Health Information Systems enabling the M*Modal’s clinical documentation platform to work in conjunction with the 3M 360 Encompass System. Healthcare professionals will benefit from this advanced technology collaboration, which brings together cloud-based speech understanding, computer-assisted coding (CAC), clinical documentation improvement (CDI), quality metrics, and analytics into a unified data workflow for mutual clients of 3M and M*Modal.

Through this alliance, healthcare organizations can leverage M*Modal’s capability in structuring the voice-captured physician narrative into a clinical document architecture, a markup standard used to define the structure of clinical documents such as discharge summaries and progress notes. Verified, structured, and stored clinical documentation delivered through M*Modal’s validation workflow can be processed directly by the 3M 360 Encompass System’s natural language processing engine with minimal set-up and engine tuning.

“Healthcare IT leaders are asking their software vendors to collaborate in new and innovative ways to bring greater value to client organizations,” said JaeLynn Williams, senior vice president, 3M Health Information Systems. “With this agreement, 3M and M*Modal can simplify and speed the software implementation process so our clients can see the benefits of their technology investment much more quickly.”

The alliance will help healthcare organizations reduce interface costs and shorten technology implementation timelines. With streamlined access to M*Modal’s physician generated clinical documentation, mutual clients can more quickly realize value from 3M’s integrated CDI, CAC, and data analytic tools.

“M*Modal and 3M are working together to help healthcare organizations bring increased accuracy and simplicity to clinical documentation and coding processes,” said Matt Jenkins, senior vice president of corporate & business development at M*Modal. “By creating structure from the physician’s narrative, we can drive downstream processes like billing and ICD-10 compliance to promote accurate reimbursements and patient outcomes data.”

3M and M*Modal will demonstrate how their product offerings work together at the HIMSS Conference, March 3-7, 2013 in New Orleans. Visit M*Modal on the HIMSS13 exhibit floor at booth #6647 and 3M Health Information Systems at booth #2341.

The 3M 360 Encompass System integrates computer-assisted coding, documentation improvement, and performance monitoring workflows to achieve greater coding productivity, complete documentation for better coded data, more accurate reimbursement, and actionable data to improve patient care processes. It provides accurate, complete, and compliant data, while improving workflow efficiencies and identifying processes that impact patient care in real-time.

The M*Modal Fluency and M*Modal Catalyst clinical documentation platforms use a single, integrated speech engine, giving physicians and healthcare professionals a single user profile and consistent, high-quality documentation across all clinical systems. M*Modal’s solutions enable healthcare professionals to capture patient narratives, aggregate data across an enterprise in real time and retrospectively, and uncover insights to drive action.

Source: M*Modal